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Can you look through an employee’s email while they’re still employed?

Can you look through an employee’s email while they’re still employed?

Question: Are HRs allowed to look through an employee’s email while they are still employed? The short answer is yes, you can monitor employee email. As a general rule, employees should not have an expectation of privacy when using company computers or email accounts. That said, the law is not perfectly cut and dry, so you should have both a legitimate business reason for doing so and a policy that puts employees on notice that you do – or could – review their email. If you decide to monitor employee...

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